|8-3-18 Education in the News|
Press of Atlantic City--New Jersey unveils process to start free community college program
TRENTON — A new program launched this week by the state will provide free tuition and fees to select students who attend one the state’s 19 community colleges next spring.
The pilot program called the Community College Innovation Challenge, which schools must apply to be a part of, is the first step toward Gov. Phil Murphy’s free community college proposal, the details of which were unveiled in the spring.
CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer| August 2, 2018
Associated Press (viaWashington Post)--Hearing on disclosure of school shooting suspect’s education
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Attorneys for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz want a judge to prevent release of details of his education records to guarantee a fair trial.
A hearing is set Friday on whether a report outlining Cruz’s time in the Broward County school system should be made public.
Curt Anderson | AP August 3 at 12:07 AM
Education Week--What Five American Teachers Learned From Germany's Education System
This summer, five of the country's top teachers went to Germany.
These state teachers of the year, from Idaho, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., met German public school teachers, visited a private school in Berlin, and toured a vocational training program at a Siemens plant in Berlin. The teachers also visited historical and cultural sites in the city and participated in a discussion with two women who grew up on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall.
The teachers' trips were funded through EF Educational Tours, an educational travel agency for students and teachers, and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Sarah Schwartz on August 1, 2018 9:16 AM